A deathbed divorce for Dennis Hopper? The cancer-stricken actor has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 14 years.
The 73-year-old Easy Rider actor filed for divorce from his fifth wife, Victoria Hopper, in Los Angeles on Thursday. Hopper cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The date of separation was listed as January 12, 2010. Hopper, who was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in October, requests that both parties pay attorneys fees. However, the Crash star asks that spousal support be awarded to Victoria.
A family friend told The Huffington Post that Hopper is mentally incapacitated from the various medications he’s taking to ease the pain of his cancer.
“It’s truly a tragedy, and sadly it’s all about the money and who inherits what,” a source revealed to The National Enquirer this week. “This is about getting Victoria out of the will, nothing more, nothing less.”
Dennis married Victoria on April 12, 1996. They have a six-year-old daughter named Galen. Dennis is asking that the couple share joint custody